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Public International Law
Last Updated Date:   28 June 2023

5 Units,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This foundational course introduces the student to the nature, major principles, processes and institutions of the international legal system, the relationship between international and domestic law and the role of law in promoting world public order. Students will acquire an understanding of the conceptual issues underlying this discipline and a critical appreciation of how law inter-relates with contemporary world politics, its global, regional and domestic significance. Topics include the creation and status of international law, participation and competence in the international legal system, primary substantive norms such as the law regulating the use of force and enforcement procedures. The class will also consider the changing global order in the light of increasing Sino-American conflict, the Covid-19 pandemic and Russian use of force in Ukraine.

Course Convenor: A/P Tay Seong Chee, Simon

Co-teacher(s): NA

Course Codes: LL4050V / LL5050V / LC5050V / LL6050V / LLJ5050V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 15%; Presentation (individual and by video) - 25% & 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 60% [Release: Tue, 23 April 2024 (9am); Due: Tue, 23 April 2024 (3pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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